|Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:18 pm Post subject: Re: F/S: Canon FD 300mm f/2.8 SSC Fluorite Lens Kit
|Up for sale is an extremely rare, vintage 1975 Canon FD 300mm 1:2.8 S.S.C. Fluorite Lens set in mint / excellent condition.
I am a hobbyist photographer who picked this lens up for use with some of my older Canon collection items, however I find I have only used it a handful of times as I mainly shoot digital. I would prefer to pass it along to someone who can fully take advantage of this amazing piece of engineering artwork!
"This is a lens aimed at improving the performance of the FL300mm f/ 2.8 S.S.C. Large-aperture telephoto lens, which was released in February 1974, using Fluorite that is popular among demanding professional users including press photographers, while also offering full -aperture metering and automatic diaphragm control.
Together with the lens the FC 2x Extender was also developed [not included] and when used with the extender the FD 300mm f/ 2.8 S.S.C Fluorite Lens can also fully exhibit the functions and performance of a FD 600mm f/5.6 S.S.C Fluorite Lens.
Despite being a large aperture telephoto lens with a brightness of f/2.8, the combination of a Fluorite lens element and optical glass elements keeps chromatic aberration extremely small, offering high resolution and high contract definition even at maximum aperture, while also achieving light and smooth focusing through the adoption of a new bearing method for the helicoid.
Furthermore, automatic diaphragm control of a large aperture telephoto lens, which was previously considered to be difficult due to the time lag from the diaphragm blades, has been achieved through the development of a new diaphragm unit, improving operability as a new type of zoom lens." ~ www.lens-db.com
Lens construction is comprised of 6 elements, in 5 groups including 1 FL
The Super Specta Coating is applied to the surface of the lens elements. It boosts light transmission, ensures sharp and high contrast images, minimizes ghosting and flares.
Kit includes all original paperwork, 5 filters with pouch, tripod mount, and original carrying case.
Lens is free of scratches, and the outer surface has almost no aesthetic flaws.
Items are listed for sale in multiple locations;
Lens is located in Phoenix, AZ.
Asking $1,199.99 plus shipping, obo.
Paypal and USPS money order accepted.
Lens kit will be shipped with care, utilizing appropriate packaging and insured at full value.
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Cameras: Canon 5Dc, Spotmatics II, F, ESII
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